PSALMS is a territory simultaneously natural and religious; a site of veneration and desecration. This collection of poems and experimental writing by S.M.H. draws you to the dark and endogenous source of a cry, born of its namesake, the Psalm, or "the words accompanying the music". These are the words accompanying the music of violence, trespass, and the violation of the body. The text becomes a beautifully heavy and discordant vibration, or a lament, rising from within this body, this Earth of root and meat, lithified bone, blood eddying into dirt, mud marbling into ejaculate. The text is a pain, a consiousness harmonizing in its course to the outer surface of the orifice or the wound--to the place of escape. The text itself becomes an agonized, flesh-like substrate, a magmatic fluid, a gore. PSALMS is a stageset for an act of transgression, or the anthropomorphic casualty of a war between Nature and God.
Limited edition chapbook of poems and experimental writing by S.M.H. 5.5" X 8.5" stapled booklet, 40 pages, archival black linen coverstock, grey paper, with a UV resist sticker cover.